The moment I stepped onboard, I sensed that this was a boat designed by a real sailor for real sailors. First, Lombard addresses several safety issues. For example, I found numerous pad-eyes strategically placed to hook safety tethers onto, as well as jackline hardware already installed. The non-skid is aggressive, the pushpit, pulpit, and stanchions are robust. There are numerous handholds in the cockpit and leading well forward. The dodger is small and very strong. The shrouds and tracks are installed well inboard, leaving the flow forward unobstructed. The numerous lines running aft to the cockpit are covered with a sea-hood, leaving the decks clean and clear of obstructions.